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Village Shalom – Ages of Excellence Celebration

Alana Muller and Bruce Kershenbaum were the co-chairmen of Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Celebration at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The November 16th event featured a presentation by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and international bestselling author, Thomas Friedman.

Kathy and Scott Hawley

Thomas Friedman, guest speaker; smiled during a question and answer session that was moderated by Steve Kraske.

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Synergy Services – Stand Up for Synergy

Stand Up for Synergy was held on November 5th at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. Guests enjoyed cocktails, lounge singer Rudy Amato, artist Nick Clark, a delicious dinner, and a live auction, featuring the Nigro Brothers. Comedian Paul Reiser brought the house down with his wonderful performance. Michelle and Ryan Brown served as the chairmen.

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KidsTLC – United for Kids Gala, “Journey of Hope”

The North Club at Arrowhead Stadium was the perfect setting for KidsTLC’s 20th annual United for Kids Gala, “Journey of Hope,” on November 5th. The 20th annual event featured a Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull, a drawing for a new Honda Civic and a lively After Party in the Founders’ Club. Laura and Brian Dolezal were the honorary chairmen, and Kristin Malfer & Associates served as the chairmen.

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 43rd Annual Snow Ball

January 21st is the date for the 43rd Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The festive event will be held in its new location at the Overland Park Convention Center. Pat Wilkerson, Rich Teahan and Don Foley are the honorary presidents, and Lynn and Jay Reardon are serving as the presidents of the gala that supports the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and thousands of its neighbors in need each month.

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Congratulations, Westy & Eddie!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pershing Litz, Jr., of Butler, Maryland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Westcott Litz, to Edward Francis Higgins III, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Francis Higgins, Jr., of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Preston Irving Moffett and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pershing Litz, Sr. Westy is a graduate of The Garrison Forrest School in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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